Horror Editing Services

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Beth

Beth

Maineville, United States

Seasoned editor and proofreader with more than 20 years' experience in multiple genres. I have worked with several best-selling authors!


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, LGBTQ Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Joseph Ross

Joseph Ross

Baltimore, MD, United States

Published author. Award-winning screenwriter. University writing professor. Experienced editor. Offering critical feedback on your novel.


Work experience:

  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Towson Univeristy
  • Gotham Writing Workshop, New York City
  • Angelella Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Contemporary Fiction

Allyson

Allyson

Los Angeles, CA, United States

I don't want to brag, but I took first place in a statewide grammar and writing test in high school. So.


Work experience:

  • The Overlook Press
  • Grand Central Publishing

Services: Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Philosophy, Psychology, Fantasy, Dystopian, Science Fiction

Christine

Christine

Hanover, NH, USA

Academic, SFF, and RPG copyeditor and proofreader. I've edited works published by Cambridge and Harvard U. presses and Fantasy Flight Games.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Computers & Internet, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Gaming & LitRPG, Fantasy, Religion & Spirituality, Epic Fantasy, Math & Science

Fran

Fran

New York, United States

Former Agent, Writers House, now Expat; two Newbery & NBA authors. I take a holistic, highly customized approach with a plan


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • youbloom music festival

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Music, Humanities & Social Sciences, Entertainment, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Parisa

Parisa

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Editor with over ten years of experience, formerly of one of the big five. Specializing in all genres of fiction!


Work experience:

  • Self Employed
  • Simon & Schuster

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Michael

Michael

Los Angeles, CA, USA

New York Times Bestselling fiction editor with a dozen years of publishing industry experience, specializing in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.


Work experience:

  • Skybound Entertainment
  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Fiction

Harrison

Harrison

Washington D.C., DC, USA

The world's most thorough content editor. Expert in fiction and memoir. More than 70 books and 60 authors guided toward publication.


Work experience:

  • Freelance Editorial Boutique
  • Really Good Editing
  • Bancroft Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Plays & Screenplays, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

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